Science and Technology

Is Australia ready for a Space Agency?

Posted on: Wed 27 Sep 2017

They say the sky’s the limit, but why hasn’t Australia ever had a space agency before?

That’s all about to change, as the Federal Government announced this week that Australia will have take off on it’s very own space agency and will have its own share in the booming space market.

Although the scope and structure hasn’t been announced yet, there’s word that the national space agency might just land on South Australian soil.

Matthew Agnew PhD candidate astrophysicist from Swinburne University says, “it’s been a long time coming, it’s certainly been a case of about time…human space flights are entering this golden age and its about time we get in.”

Matthew Agnew is in Adelaide for the International Astronautical Conference, and he joins Breakfast’s Tom and Morgan.

Produced by Kvitka Becker

Image source: Flickr


Other stories